Michigan Residents Complain About FBI’s Search for Jimmy Hoffa [VIDEO]
It has been almost 40 years since American labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa was last seen in the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield, Michigan. His disappearance would launch one of the most infamous missing persons cases in American history.
While the FBI continues to search for Hoffa’s remains all across the state of Michigan, very few people ever stop to consider the lives the agency has been disturbing in the process. Agents have ripped up the floors in people’s houses, tore down their barns, dug up their backyards and jackhammered their driveways – all in an failed attempt to find a dead man.
In the above video, which was produced by CNN, you can hear several stories of Michigan residents whose lives were completely disrupted at one time or another simply because someone suspected Hoffa was buried on their property. It is a bit unsettling to hear how this federal investigation gives authorities the right to rip up resident’s personal property in hopes of solving a four-decade-old case.
Interestingly, some of the folks wish investigators had found Hoffa buried on their property. “People will say, ‘Oh, this is the Hoffa barn,’” says one man, before telling them, “No, no. It’s not the Hoffa barn. It’s the almost-Hoffa barn. Because if they’d found him, let’s face it, I’d be selling T-shirts and coffee mugs and not boarding horses anymore.”
To learn more about these people’s Hoffa stories click here.